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n. Chiefly British
Variant of deflection.
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|Noun||1.||deflexion - the amount by which a propagating wave is bent|
|2.||deflexion - the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position|
|3.||deflexion - the property of being bent or deflected|
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
|4.||deflexion - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"|
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
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